Archive for the 'Neighborhoods/Suburbs' Category

Will a Penthouse Duplex Designed in 1971 Finally Sell in 2018? 100 E. Walton in the Gold Coast

This 2-bedroom duplex penthouse in the Walton Colannade at 100 E. Walton in the Gold Coast just came on the market. According to the listing, homes like this rarely come on the market but it was first on the market last year and previously sold in 2013. We chattered about it in April 2017 when it was […]

Want to Live on the Top of the World? A 2-Bedroom at 175 E. Delaware in Streeterville

This 2-bedroom on the 90th floor in the John Hancock Building at 175 E. Delaware in Streeterville recently came on the market. The Hancock is one of the tallest condo buildings in the world. The units above the 90th floor are considered to be the highest places to live on the globe. Originally a 3-bedroom, […]

Jenny’s Dream: A 1-Bedroom with 2 Full Baths: 3823 N. Ashland in Southport

This 1-bedroom at 3823 N. Ashland in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview recently came on the market. Built in 2008, this is a 22-unit elevator building with a heated parking garage. This unit is on the second floor and has luxury finishes such as crown molding and wainscoting. It has hardwood floors throughout and a balcony that […]

Are Buyers Pushing Back on Pricing? A 1-Bedroom Loft at 226 N. Clinton in the West Loop

This 1-bedroom loft in the Clinton Street Lofts at 226 N. Clinton in the West Loop recently came on the market. The Clinton Street Lofts have 176 lofts with exposed brick and timber ceilings along with large industrial windows. This loft faces west, so it’s not directly looking onto the El tracks, and has a balcony along with […]

How Do You Fit 2-Bedrooms Into 700 Sq. Feet? 751 W. California Terrace in Lakeview

This 2-bedroom in Victorian Lane at 751 W. California Terrace in Lakeview just came on the market. This is a top floor vintage unit with north and south treetop views. It has bamboo floors and a wood burning fireplace. There is one bathroom and the listing says it has been remodeled with a jetted tub […]

Is Edgewater Still a Great First Time Buyer Neighborhood? 1122 W. Catalpa

This 1-bedroom in Catalpa Gardens at 1122 W. Catalpa in Edgewater came on the market in November 2017, went pending, and now has come back onto the market. Catalpa Gardens was built in 2007-2008 but too many investors bought in the building and foreclosures were rampant during the housing bust. It has 126 loft-like units […]

Streeterville 1-Bedroom on the Lake Back Under 2012 Price: 600 N. Lake Shore Drive

This 1-bedroom on the 38th floor of 600 N. Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville has been on and off the market since July 2016. There are 2 towers at 600 N. Lake Shore Drive that face the Lake and were completed just as the bust hit, in 2008. The buildings have 401 units and a […]

Do You Love Big Authentic Corner Lofts? A 1-Bedroom at 1601 W. School in Lakeview

This 1 bedroom loft in the Tower Lofts at 1601 W. School in Lakeview just came on the market. (Wow- this picture is old. I need to get a new one of this building in the spring. Sorry Tower Lofts!) The building was converted into lofts in 1995. It’s a former Weiboldt’s department store with […]

Buy a Triplex Penthouse With Lake Views from 2-Story Windows: 221 E. Walton in the Gold Coast

This 3-bedroom triplex penthouse in 221 E. Walton in the Gold Coast came on the market in October 2017. If it looks familiar, that’s because we’ve chattered about it several times over the years with the last chatter in May 2013. See our chatter here. If you recall, this unit has a 2-story living room […]

Luxury Condo Prices Are Booming But Not in Trump Tower: 401 N. Wabash in River North

In December 2016 we chattered about whether or not you would be a buyer in Trump Tower Chicago with a President Trump in the White House. You can read that chatter here. With Trump now in the White House for about a year, Crain’s took a look at the number of sales, and average price […]